verb (used without object), re·sid·ed, re·sid·ing.
Origin of reside
Synonyms for reside
Related Words for residerdweller, settler, colonist, inmate, occupant, citizen, incumbent, resident, denizen, renter, inhabitant, holder, tenant, local, native, lodger, lessee, aborigine, boarder, neighbor
verb (intr) formal
Word Origin for reside
late 15c., "to settle," from Middle French resider (15c.) and directly from Latin residere "sit down, settle; remain behind, rest, linger; be left," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Meaning "to dwell permanently" first attested 1570s. Related: Resided; residing. Also from the French word are Dutch resideren, German residiren.